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The Green Life: Daily Roundup: November 29, 2010

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November 29, 2010

Daily Roundup: November 29, 2010

Polluted Stimulus? The Obama administration has, in the name of job creation, given billions of dollars in stimulus money to big polluters, and exempted more than 180,000 projects from environmental review, according to a new investigation. Center for Public Integrity

Muy Bueno: Mexican president Felipe Calderón announced his intention to make his nation a leader in international climate policy. Washington Post

Side of Sulfate? Sulfate runoff from Minnesota's iron mines is decimating the state's protected wild rice, experts claim. Minnesota Public Radio

Cap-and-Trade Crooks: Several eastern states that participated in a regional cap-and-trade program have been using those funds to finance non-environmental activities. New York Times

Profitable Danger: Despite years' worth of tragedies involving asbestos insulation, lobbying has kept the U.S. government from banning the fireproof material. AOL News

--Ronny Smith

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